This spring, summer, and fall, we can’t wait to open our (out)doors to you. Outdoor events and meetings are a perfect way to keep your guests feeling safe and comfortable while they enjoy a beautiful setting.
Spring break is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to escape up north for some much-needed R&R. Whether you’re traveling with your family, significant other, or a few close friends, there are plenty of fun and safe things to do for spring break in northern Michigan.
This year, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources celebrates its 100th year! In honor of the centennial, we spoke with our friends at the DNR to learn a bit more about the amazing state parks in our region.
Traverse City has gone to the dogs, and we’re very okay with that! In fact, today we’re highlighting some of our all-time favorite pups who love to snuggle up with visitors and locals alike here in town. Check out these four-pawed superstars who make each day up north a little brighter.
Well folks, 2020 was...a year. Despite all the ups and downs, there were bright spots and silver linings, and we're hoping those good vibes continue into the new year. We asked several local leaders, business owners, and Traverse Citians about what they were most looking forward to in 2021. See what they have to say!
In this Bright Spots blog: the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) helps our healthcare workers, vulnerable populations, and downtown merchants with two holiday programs.
Gift-buying plays a big part in holiday preparations, and in the Traverse City area our charming downtown districts, unique shops, craft beverage providers and many other local businesses are always putting a clever spin on the season. While your shopping might not look like it has in years past, here are five ways to support local—and give great gifts!—with some northern Michigan flair.
From preserved historical sites to agritourism hotspots to wineries, breweries, and distilleries, Traverse City is blessed with an abundance of out-of-the-ordinary event venues. Only in Traverse City do you get to choose from hosting an event on the grounds of a renovated former asylum or a hilltop overlooking vines and the blue waves of Grand Traverse Bay. The hardest part is choosing which venue to go with!
This summer and fall there were plenty of outdoor dining and drinking options around Traverse City. But now what happens when it's colder (and snowy)? It's northern Michigan, so we are used to adapting to the seasons! Our answer to late fall and early winter temperatures is to stay outside, but do it warmly in a yurt, an igloo, a tent or by a fire. These are all available at area restaurants, breweries, wineries and distilleries.
Mural artwork by Bobby MaGee Lopez
Traverse City and the surrounding towns of northern Michigan exist on the lands of the Anishinaabek, also known as the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.